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Barbara Walters
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: 25 September 1929


: 91 years old Comment


: Libra

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  • Barbara Walters is an American broadcast journalist, an author, and a television personality
Born:25 September 1929 Comment
How old is Barbara Walters in 2021? / Age: 91 years
Zodiac sign:Libra

 Barbara Walters facts

  • Walters has hosted the following television shows: Today, The View, and 20/20, and she has co-hosted the ABC Evening News
  • Since retirement as a full-time host and contributor, she has continued to occasionally report for ABC News
  • In 1962, she first became known as a television personality when she was a writer and segment producer of "women's interest stories" on the morning NBC News program, The Today Show, where she began work with Hugh Downs, the host of the show
  • Once she modeled a swimsuit when an expected model did not show up
  • Because of her excellent interviewing ability and her popularity with the viewers, and when other women left the program, she was eventually allowed more air time
  • Even though her production duties made her a significant contributor to the show, she had no input in choosing a successor for Hugh Downs when he left the show in 1971, and Frank McGee was hired
  • In 1974, at the time of Frank McGee's death, although his salary was twice her salary, she acquired the title, "co-host", because of a clause added to her contract by her agent (a family friend), and she became the first woman of that title on any network news or public affairs program
  • Jim Hartz became her co-host
  • In 1976, continuing as a pioneer for women in broadcasting, she became the first female co-anchor of a network evening news, working with Harry Reasoner on the ABC News flagship program, the ABC Evening News, earning an unprecedented US$1 million per year
  • From 1979 to 2004, she worked as co-host and a producer for the ABC newsmagazine, 20/20, again appearing with Hugh Downs

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